SAS® 9.4 Support for Other Third-Party Software Products
Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers bundle: This bundle contains tools for Java developers creating Java EE and web applications, including a Java IDE, tools for Java EE and JSF, Mylyn and others. While SAS AppDev Studio Eclipse Plug-ins only installs on 64 bit Windows, it is possible to use 32 or 64 bit version of Eclipse.
Platform Suite for SAS®
SAS and IBM will continue to support Platform LSF 9.1 in Platform Suite for SAS 8.1 and 9.1 through April 2022. Although IBM has announced that they are dropping support for Platform LSF 9.1 on April 30, 2020, they have agreed to provide an additional two years of full Platform LSF 9.1 support for SAS customers. Per our two-level support policy, in order to fulfill our commitment to five years of support for these product releases, SAS plans to enable the independent upgrade of Platform Suite for SAS 8.1 and 9.1 to Platform Suite for SAS 11.1 in the fourth quarter of 2020. Older releases of Platform Suite for SAS will require an accompanying maintenance upgrade to SAS 9.4M6.
By default, the SAS Web Infrastructure Platform Data Server is used to store transactions for the SAS 9.4 middle tier and certain SAS solutions software. The SAS Web Infrastructure Platform Data Server is a customized version of PostgreSQL 9.1.9 supplied by SAS. It is configured specifically to support SAS 9.4 software and is integrated with the Deployment Recovery and Backup tool. Starting at SAS 9.4M5, PostgreSQL 9.4.24 is supported for the SAS Web Infrastructure Data Server as well as Solution data servers such as Data Remediation Data Server and Job Monitor Data Server. The document Manually Upgrading PostgreSQL 9.1 to PostgreSQL 9.4.24 provides the post-deployment steps to upgrade SAS data server instances to PostgreSQL 9.4.24. These steps should only be used for a deployment that is at SAS 9.4M5 with a PostgreSQL database at version 9.1.x. In other words, the database has not already upgraded to a previous 9.4.x release. If the database has already been upgraded please refer to SAS Note 61175 for instruction on how to manually update the database.
The SAS Deployment Wizard requires a path to be entered. Typically Windows PowerShell v2.0 is already installed on Windows operating systems supported by SAS 9.4. SAS Deployment Wizard displays a path to PowerShell 1.0 even though the actual version may be 2.0 or later. Check SAS Note 50123 for more details.
If you are running SAS 9.4M5 (TS1M5) or earlier, SAS Information Retrieval Studio, released with SAS® Visual Analytics, requires Python release 2.7.x. With SAS 9.4M6 (TS1M6) and later, SAS Information Retrieval Studio supports Python release 2.7.x or 3.7.x (or later).
Note: Support for Python 2.7 is scheduled to end in 2020. See https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0373/#update.
Note: Installation on Windows supports only the distribution of Python by the Python Software Foundation. It requires that you first install Python and then install the pywin32 module in a separate installation step. The pywin32 module can be found at Python for Windows extensions. The Python distribution from ActiveState Software (Active Python Community Edition) is not supported.
For Python38, make sure that you run the following command as a post-installation step in order to enable the pywin32 module:
<Python38path>\python.exe <Python38path>\Scripts\pywin32_postinstall.py -install
WebDAV functionality is provided to the SAS web applications and solutions in SAS 9.4 by the SAS® Content Server. The third-party WebDAV servers that were supported in SAS 9.1.3, e.g. Xythos WFS and Apache HTTP Server, are not supported for SAS 9.4. For more information about the SAS Content Server, see "Administering the SAS Content Server" in the SAS® 9.4 Intelligence Platform: Middle Tier Administration Guide.
The SAS® Download Manager and the SAS® Deployment Wizard provide a windowing interface that requires an X11 server in UNIX and z/OS environments. If an X11 server is not available, console mode enables you to use the SAS Download Manager and the SAS Deployment Wizard in a text-based terminal window without an X11 server. For details on using console mode, see the SAS® Deployment Wizard and SAS® Deployment Manager 9.4: User's Guide.
When you deploy SAS® Data Integration Server or SAS® IT Resource Management under UNIX or z/OS, you must have a virtual frame buffer such as Xvfb running on the target host if you are using console mode.
Note: A change in Java 7 caused Swing applications to behave incorrectly when using the default windows manager in emulators such as Xming and Cygwin. This behavior is documented in Oracle bug 7147075 as an issue in the java.swing component. In our SAS 9.4 testing, SAS Technical Support has had success using the freeware X server MobaXterm Personal Edition configured as outlined below:
- From the MobaXterm application window, select Settings > Configuration.
- Select the X11 tab.
- Click on the "X11 server display mode" dropdown menu.
- Select "Windowed mode with Fvwm": X11 server and Fvwm desktop in a container window.
- Click the OK button when finished.